The main themes of the Smart Specialisation Working Group are:

  • Current political and policy debate on clear concept, methodology and scale of RIS3;
  • Increasing attention on synergies between regional innovation and development policies and financial instruments;
  • Continued renewed interest on the role of clusters and thematic platforms as enablers of S3.

According to these themes the Working Group aims of monitoring and contributing to key policy developments related to S3 by enhancing dialogue with relevant stakeholders – such as DG Regio, Mirror Group, S3 Platform and its S3 Thematic Platforms, Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platforms, European Parliament and Committee of the Regions – with the goal of strengthening the regional perspective in the wider smart specialisation agenda; and providing support and visibility to working group members through the regional snapshot and acting as support basis for other ERRIN thematic working groups – such as Policy and Innovation & Investment – on S3-related issues.

Work Plan
WORKING GROUP LEADER
Emmeline Allioux
Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
Marta Marin
Delegation of the Basque Country to the EU
Krista Taipale
Helsinki EU Office

Next Working Group

Helsinki EU Office, Rue Belliard 15-17
This Smart Specialisation Working Group meeting will look at the state of play of the post-2020 Cohesion policy proposal, with a focus on S3 and European Territorial Cooperation. A dialogue with representatives from the European Parliament and the Member States is foreseen. In addition, two ERRIN regions will present their S3 strategies. An agenda for the meeting will follow soon. 

Last Working Group Meeting

Smart Specialisation WG Meeting

Monday, 11 June, 2018 - 14:30
Delegation of the Basque Country to the EU, Rue des Deux Églises 27, 1000 Brussels
We are happy to welcome you to the next Smart Specialisation Working Group meeting that will take place on 11th June 2018 between 14:30-16:45 at the Delegation of the Basque Country to the EU, located at Rue des Deux Églises 27, 1000 Brussels.  During this WG meeting, the main elements of the cohesion policy in the new MFF proposal will be presented by Benoît Nadler from DG REGIO, whereas the S3 and interregional cooperation in the new proposal will be presented by Marek Przeor from DG REGIO....

Smart Specialisation WG Meeting

Monday, 19 February, 2018 - 14:30
Helsinki EU Office, Rue Belliard 15-17
We are happy to invite you to the first Smart Specialisation WG Meeting for 2018. The meeting will take place on 19th February from 14:30-16:30 at the Helsinki EU Office.  During the meeting we will get a presentation on S3 in the Basque Country; a presentation of the cohesion policy public consultation; and a presentation of the CoR report Strengthening Innovation in Europe's Regions: Strategies for resilient, inclusive and sustainable growth.  Please find attached the agenda for the meeting...
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